Monday, July 09, 2007

Looks like I've been Memed!! First Time Ever...

My friend Selena tagged both my wife and I...

Look at the list of books below: Bold the ones you’ve read. Mark in blue the ones you want to read. Cross out the ones that you wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole (or use red coloring). Finally, italicize the ones you've never heard of.

I've read some of these, hated some, and wouldn't touch some, but there aren't any on the list I'm planning to read...See below to find out who's been tagged...

1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown) Weirdest description of the Judaism I’ve ever seen – Sex with “priestesses” IN the Bais Hamikdash?!
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) school
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) I liked it when I was young
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) Liked the movies better…
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)

8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)

11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling) Harry Potter!!!!
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown) better than DaVinci, I think ( I agree)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) My FAVORITE Literature book
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) (Selena, you want to read this but not the rest?)

22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) I really loved this too.
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert) DUNE!!!
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)

45. The Bible Hmmm. Only the Old Testament...:)
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) Ick.
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)

52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) hate....Me too… Could have been WAY shorter!!
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)

61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) Awesome series except Tale of the Body Thief!
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) I tried. I really tried…
69. Les Miserables (Hugo) Suggestion – read the abridged version! I read the unedited version and I want the time it took to read 1000 of the 1500 pages back…
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) Read it in Hebrew!!
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell) Twice!!
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According to Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck) yuck.
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)

85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)

90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer) Read the sequel, The Prodigal Daughter, too…
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding) This is my all time book I HATE the most!!
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)

100. Ulysses (James Joyce) Maybe in some other lifetime…

Bonus: The Princess Bride (William Goldman) Way better than the movie...

I tag Rebel With A Cause (sorry!! - You can post it on the our joint blog, if you want...No reason the blog can't be for fun stuff, too...) and Tzipporah!


Selena said...

Please read Pride and Prejudice. I know it seems girly, but I made my husband read it and he loved it...

I do want to read the Hobbit, someday. If I can get through it MAYBE I'll try the others....

Am Kshe Oref - A Stiff-Necked People said...

I'll think about Pride and Prejudice. Right now I'm a bit back-logged with library books and need to get through them (at least I'm not bored!).

As for Lord of the Rings, truth is the movies are exponentially better than the books, the scenery is breathtaking, and the Special editions, which are longer than the theatrical releases, are fantastic. They actually, probably, rank above Star Wars as my all time favorite movies (can you believe that?!).

The problem with the books is that, while the stories are good in and of themselves, Tolkien is so descriptive and long-winded that he takes the fun out of reading the story. The only good thing about him being so descriptive is that when they finally went to make the movie, the location where they filmed (New Zealand) was the perfect place and fit Tolkien's descriptions perfectly.

So, next time email me to let me know you are going to tag me. I rarely check your site since you rarely blog...:)

How are Erin and the baby?

Selena said...

Erin and the baby are great. The baby is super cute. Give her a call.

Am Kshe Oref - A Stiff-Necked People said...

I will tonight.

Tzipporah said...

oh dear, long list. I'll take a look.

rebelwithacause said...

Oyyyyyyyyy lol!

rebelwithacause said...

thanks for tagging me I'll do my meme first thing tomorrow morning. :)